This paper focuses on the study of laser marking on aluminum. Energy contained in the laser beam modifies the surface of aluminum in ways that creates white and black area.
In this paper, first released for TMS 2017 Meeting and Exhibition, the authors explain how Laserax’s LXQ 3D Vision industrial laser marker successfully solves the problem of part positioning and profile acquisition of complex 3D shapes.
Direct part marking is a way to trace parts throughout the whole process of production and after in the use phase of the product. This practice is becoming a necessity in the die casting industry – as it is in many others. There are some challenges associated with the environment and the processes undergone by die castings. This includes short cycle time, surfaces that are not (perfectly) flat, high temperature, abrasive post-treatment. Laserax has developed solutions to these issues.
To help you get a better handle on product traceability, Laserax has created this handy ebook. It’s a must-read if you are looking to up your game with direct part marking, data matrix codes and laser marking.